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I am also looking for alternatives to MS Word. I use LaTeX mostly, but sometimes have to work with other people who want to use Word. Bibliographies were always a problem. As the new version of Pages no longer appears to do HTML import or export, I have lost a neat way I had of making nicely formatted bibliographies. This was as follows: 1: output bibliography using BibDesk, and a custom HTML/ CSS template to provide formatting. (It would even read a print.css file to override the main.css file.) 2: Import into Pages, which reads the CSS file, and styles the bibliography accordingly. 3: Export styled bibliography to Word, Pages, PDF etc. (BibDesk will of course export to rtf, and I could make a template for that, but this way I can make one change to the HTML or the CSS in the template, and have that reflected in my pubs list on my webpages, and also for the PDF or any other version.) However, Pages '08 no longer does this. Can anyone suggest a word processor which will convert CSS styles to the native styles while importing HTML? This is a backward step for Pages. I was hoping that as it is a page layout program as much as a word processor, it would move forward, and become "iWeb Pro". Perhaps TextEdit will take on this role. Will iWeb '08 export to doc,rtf or Pages format? James Owen >------------------------------ > >Message: 2 >Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2007 15:40:24 -0400 >From: "Douglas St.Clair" <email@hidden> >Subject: The current "Pages" thread has made me curious about word > processing >To: Apple Scitech <email@hidden> >Message-ID: <email@hidden> >Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" > >I am curious is anyone using other alternatives to MS Word? > >I depended on Nisus up through Mac OS 9. It had an Endnotes macro >just like Word that broke and still hasn't been fixed, a superior >find & replace that just reappeared, as well as a super multi-lingual >capability. > >I have been alternating between OpenOffice and NeoOffice. I started >using them because they had an HTML table importing feature that I >found much simpler than MS Excel. I was also surprised when they >would both open PC Word files that Mac Word wouldn't. > >I've tried the trial version of iWork 8 and compared to MS Office >found it really lacking features I use. I also found the ease of use >far superior to MS Office. > >For long documents and complex cross referencing Adobe FrameMaker >though a little cumbersome really was the best tool I ever found. It >isn't available for the Mac any more but with a Virtual Machine the >PC version is still available. > >Of course for you really old timers there was Interleaf which was a >viable competitor to FrameMaker, but it disappeared a long time ago. > >What are you using and what have you abandoned? > >-- >St. Doug, Puppy and our backup dog Tigger. > >Tir na nOg >Wilton, NH USA > _______________________________________________ Do not post admin requests to the list. They will be ignored. Scitech mailing list (email@hidden) Help/Unsubscribe/Update your Subscription: This email sent to email@hidden
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